Author Archives: RP

Sri Ramakrishna as Bhagavan (1-2)
Swami Atmajnanananda

Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda refers to a verse from Vish­nu Purana which describes the qual­i­ties and virtues that con­sti­tute the nature of Bha­ga­van and dis­cuss­es how Sri Rama­kri­shna man­i­fest­ed these qual­i­ties in his own life. Part 1, deliv­ered on March 18, 2012: [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] Sri Rama­kri­shna as Bha­ga­van part 1 (right-click to […]

For Ones Own Liberation and the Welfare of the World (1-3)
Swami Atmajnanananda

The Mot­to of The Ramarkr­ish­na Order is Ātmano mok­shārtham jagad-hitāya cha (आत्मनॊ मोक्षार्थम् जगद्धिताय च). Trans­lat­ed from San­skrit, it means “For one’s own lib­er­a­tion, and for the wel­fare of the world”. In this three part series of lec­tures Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda dis­cuss­es this mot­to with its two guid­ing prin­ci­ples “lib­er­a­tion for one­self and ser­vice to mankind”. […]

Source of Strength
Swami Nishpapananda

Swa­mi Nish­pa­panan­da, assis­tant min­is­ter at the Vedan­ta Soci­ety of St Louis, deliv­ered this talk on Jan­u­ary 22, 2012. In this lec­ture he tries to give an under­stand­ing of source of strength in a spir­i­tu­al way. He starts off with the def­i­n­i­tion of strength from the dic­tio­nary, dis­cuss­es what strength means from a civ­i­liza­tion point of […]

Practice of Surrender
Swami Atmajnanananda

Using a series of ques­tions on self sur­ren­der, Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda dis­cuss­es the path of sur­ren­der. Deliv­ered on Decem­ber 11, 2011. [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] Prac­tice of Surrender(right-click to down­load: 24 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2011_12_11_Practice_of_Surrender.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new win­dow | Down­load

Call on Me
Swami Mahayogananda

Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da shares record­ed events, inci­dents and con­ver­sa­tions with com­pan­ions and devo­tees from Sri Sara­da Devi’s life giv­ing some under­stand­ing of Holy Moth­ers divin­i­ty. Deliv­ered on Decem­ber 04, 2011. [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] Call on Me(right-click to down­load: 25 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2011_12_04_Call_on_Me.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new win­dow | Down­load

On the Harmony of Religions
Swami Mahayogananda

In this lec­ture, Swa­mi Mahayo­ganan­da dis­cuss­es the har­mo­ny of reli­gions accord­ing to Sri Rama­kri­shna and Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda. Sri Ramakrishna’s spe­cial con­tri­bu­tion: “Jato mat, tato path; As many faiths, so many paths”. Deliv­ered on 27 November2011 [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] On Har­mo­ny of Reli­gions (right-click to down­load: 25 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2011_11_27_On_the_Harmony_of_Religions.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new […]

The Mosquito and the Bull
Swami Atmajnanananda

In this lec­ture, Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda uses the para­ble of the mos­qui­to and the bull to illus­trate the ide­al of for­bear­ance. Deliv­ered on Novem­ber 20, 2011. [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] The Mos­qui­to and the Bull (right-click to down­load: 24 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2011_11_20_The_Mosquito_and_the_Bull.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new win­dow | Down­load

Faith and Doubt
Swami Atmajnanananda

In this lec­ture, Faith and Doubt, Swa­mi Atma­jna­na­nanda exam­ines var­i­ous facets of ‘shrad­dha’ run­ning through faith, belief, and con­vic­tion, and cul­mi­nat­ing in real­iza­tion. Deliv­ered on Octo­ber 30, 2011. [Audio clip: view full post to lis­ten] Faith and Doubt (right-click to down­load: 24 MB) http://s3.amazonaws.com/vedantacenter/2011_10_30_Faith_and_Doubt.mp3Pod­cast: Play in new win­dow | Down­load